Animation Artifacts &Bill Peckmann &Disney &Models &Story & Storyboards 21 Sep 2009 07:34 am

Bambi Board 1

- Straight from the collection and the kindness of Bill Peckmann comes these three photo captures of a presentation board from Bambi.

One of the photos is missing, consequently on the first picture every other group of four panels is gone. If you look at photos #3 & #4, you’ll see that they should be read across. The top 4 images from #3 should be followed by the top 4 images from #4; then onto the second row.

The same should be true of photos #1 & #2, but #2 is missing. What’s here is so good, though, that I’m posting it just the same.

As with past boards, I post the boards/photos as they came to me. Then I break them up (putting them into proper order) a row at a time. This is to be able to offer you the highest res copy of all.

(Click any image to enlarge.)



And now the breakdown of these three boards:

Photo 1


missing four panels


missing four panels


missing four panels


Photo 3 & 4 combined









Here are some model sheets that relate to this material:





If you’re interested you should check out past posts on Rico LeBrun’s animal anatomy lessons: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

There are another three pages of storyboard that I’ll post soon. Again, many thanks to Bill Peckmann.

8 Responses to “Bambi Board 1”

  1. on 21 Sep 2009 at 9:13 am 1.林森 said …


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  2. on 21 Sep 2009 at 11:47 pm 2.Thad said …

    OK, first non-spam comment… These boards are great. Any more art of Thumper? The acting in the scenes with him is brilliant, and sadly underrated.

  3. on 22 Sep 2009 at 9:07 am 3.Samuel said …

    Awesome!!!! Thank you very much! Love your splog!

  4. on 22 Sep 2009 at 12:38 pm 4.Henrieke said …

    Wow, every time I check back on your blog there’s tons of new art to admire. Thank you very much for sharing these!

  5. on 22 Sep 2009 at 3:46 pm 5.Stephen Worth said …

    The story goes that the storyboard artists at Disney would pin their panels up with just two pins at the top. If they pinned all four corners, Walt would sense that they were overconfident and make them revise things just to keep them from getting too cocky. Marc Davis told me that Bambi’s board was unique not just because it was pinned on all four corners, but because each panel was matted. The fancy presentation impressed Walt and he didn’t have as many changes to make as with other films.

  6. on 07 Feb 2011 at 2:41 pm 6.M said …

    just a quick question: are these original sketches?

  7. on 08 Feb 2011 at 12:57 am 7.Michael said …

    They’re photosats of the originals.

  8. on 23 Jun 2011 at 11:07 am 8.Dave A. said …


    I have just obtained a Thumper model sheet similar to the infant Bambi sheet in this post. My codes under the Model Dept section are similar. Do you know how to decipher them?

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